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According to modern tie-breaking rules, Akron and Buffalo would be co-champions. Buffalo had insisted that the last matchup between the two was an exhibition game not to be counted toward the standings, however, Chicago owner George Halas and league management insisted the game be counted in its standings the league, at the time, did not recognize exhibition matches.
The result was that although the two teams were effectively tied in the standings, the disputed game, having been played later, was given more weight and thus ended up being considered a de facto championship game.
Chicago also had one fewer tie game. A nearly identical situation recurred in , when Chicago tried the same tactic of a final game against the Cleveland Bulldogs , but the league ruled the opposite and declared the last game "post-season", giving the Bulldogs their third consecutive league title.
The Maroons had been controversially suspended by the league at the end of the NFL season for an unauthorized game against a non-NFL team, allowing the Cardinals to throw together two fairly easy matches one against a team consisting partly of high school players, also against league rules to pass Pottsville in the standings.
The league awarded the Cardinals the title, one of only two in the team's history, but the Cardinals declined the offer and the championship was vacated.
Only in , when the Bidwill family which still owns the Cardinals bought the team, did the Cardinals reverse their decision and claim the title as their own, a decision that continues to be disputed, with the Bidwills opposing any change in the record and the two current Pennsylvania teams in favor.
The league recognized the Bidwills' claim to the title and has taken no other action on the issue, although a self-made championship trophy from the Maroons sits in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Ironically, it was Pottsville's win in that game against the Notre Dame All-Stars that gave professional football legitimacy over college football.
Part of the controversy over these stems from the criteria the league used to determine its champion. The league used a variation of win percentage as its criterion, in which the number of wins is divided by the sum of wins and losses, and ties were excluded.
The league began considering ties in its standings in , counting them as half a win and half a loss, but this was not applied retroactively.
Had it been, it would have changed the outcome of four championships: the Buffalo All-Americans would have tied the Akron Pros for the title, the Duluth Kelleys would have tied the Cleveland Bulldogs for the title, the Pottsville Maroons would have won in , and the New York Giants would have won in Had win-loss differential the standard method in baseball been used, the Decatur Staleys would have won the title by virtue of being one game ahead of Buffalo, and the title would have been won by the Frankford Yellow Jackets , who were four games ahead of actual champion Cleveland in the standings by that measure.
At the end of the season, the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans were tied with the best winning percentage at.
Had pure win-loss differential or the current post system of counting ties as half a win, half a loss been in place in , the Packers' record of 10—3—1.
To determine the champion, the league, reportedly at the behest of George Preston Marshall , voted to hold the first official playoff game in Chicago at Wrigley Field.
Because of severe winter conditions before the game, and fear of low turnout, the game was held indoors at Chicago Stadium which forced some temporary rule changes.
The game was played on a modified yard dirt field, and Chicago won 9—0, winning the league championship. Since the game counted in the standings, Portsmouth finished third behind Green Bay.
A number of new rule changes were instituted, many inspired by the indoor championship game: the goal posts were moved forward to the goal line, every play started from between the hash marks, and forward passes could originate from anywhere behind the line of scrimmage instead of five yards behind.
The playoff game proved so popular that the league reorganized into two divisions for the season, with the winners advancing to a scheduled championship game.
During this period, the league divided its teams into two groups, through as divisions and from onward as conferences. Home field for the title game was determined by the won-lost percentage in use at the time; the Western Division champion Chicago Bears 10—2—1,.
If there was a tie for first place within the conference, an extra playoff game decided who would go to the NFL Championship Game, with a coin toss deciding where the game would be played.
This occurred nine times in these 34 seasons: , , , both conferences , , , , and This last occurred during the season , when the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Colts tied for first place in the Western Conference at 10—3—1.
Green Bay had won both its games with Baltimore during the regular season, but because no tie-breaker system was in place, a conference playoff game was held on December 26 what was scheduled to be an off-week between the end of the regular schedule and the NFL Championship Game.
The Cleveland Browns , the Eastern champion at 11—3—0, did not play that week. The championship game was then held on its originally-scheduled date, January 2, —the first time the NFL champion was crowned in January.
Green Bay won both post-season games at home, beating the injury-riddled Colts with third-string QB Tom Matte in overtime by a controversial field goal, and taking the title 23—12 on a very muddy field in what turned out to be Jim Brown 's final NFL game.
These games matched the second-place teams from the two conferences; the CBS television network advertised them as "playoff games for third place in the NFL.
The NFL now classifies these contests as exhibition games and does not include the records, participants, or results in the official league playoff statistics.
Starting with the game the winning team received the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy. The trophy was named after Ed Thorp, a noted referee, rules expert, and sporting goods dealer.
Thorp died in and a large, traveling trophy was made that year, passed along from champion to champion each season with each championship team's name inscribed on it.
Teams would also receive a replica trophy. The trophy was last awarded to the Green Bay Packers in Late in the season, NFL President Carl Storck announced that sudden death periods would be authorized for any playoff game needed to decide either division title.
It was emphasized that this did not apply to the final championship game, which would crown co-champions in the event of a tie. Commissioner Elmer Layden approved a similar arrangement for the season, with the same limitation.
A coin toss would decide possession of the Ed Thorp trophy that accompanied the league title should the championship game result in a tie. Sudden death overtime was finally approved for the NFL championship game in  and has remained in effect ever since.
The and NFL championship games were played on Monday afternoons, Christmas having fallen on a Sunday in those years. Even though the league outdrew the NFL in attendance, the continuing dominance of the Cleveland Browns led to the league's downfall.
For its first three seasons, the league was divided into two divisions: Eastern and Western — The league had no divisions in The site of the championship game during the first three was determined just as it was in the NFL—a divisional rotation.
In , the league held a four-team playoff, with home field based upon won-lost record. The Browns, led by Quarterback Otto Graham , won all four of the league championship games.
Semifinal playoff games were held in , setting up a championship final between the first-place Browns and the second-place San Francisco 49ers.
In , the Browns became the first professional football team to complete an entire season undefeated and untied — 24 years before the Miami Dolphins of the NFL would accomplish the task, but this feat is not recognized by NFL record books.
With its creation in , the AFL determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions, the Eastern and Western.
The AFL Championship games featured classics such as the double-overtime championship game between the Dallas Texans and the defending champion Houston Oilers.
At the time it was the longest professional football championship game ever played. Also in , an Eastern Division playoff was needed to determine the division winner between the Boston Patriots and Buffalo Bills.
Pivotal to this was approval by Congress of a law PL that would waive jeopardy to anti-trust statutes for the merged leagues. The major point of the testimony given by the leagues to obtain the law was that if the merger were permitted, "Professional football operations will be preserved in the 23 cities and 25 stadiums where such operations are presently being conducted.
The playoff format was expanded from a single championship game to a four-team tournament, with the four divisional champions participating. The two division winners in each conference met in the "Conference Championships", with the winners advancing to the NFL Championship Game.
Again, the home team for each playoff game was determined by a yearly divisional or conference rotation. The league until kept using the one-game-playoff format except when division tie-breakers were needed.
In its final season, , the AFL adopted a four-team playoff to determine its champion. Three of the four league champions who lost one of the first four Super Bowls would eventually win at least one.
The exception is the Minnesota Vikings which went to three others and lost all of them. With only six division winners in the newly merged league, the NFL designed an eight-team playoff tournament, with four clubs from each conference qualifying.
Along with the three division winners in each conference, two wild card teams one from each conference , the second-place finishers with the best records in each conference, were added to the tournament.
With the introduction of the wild card, a rule was instituted to prohibit two teams from the same division champion and wild card from meeting in the first-round Divisional Playoffs.
This rule would remain in effect through the season. More significantly, the home teams in the playoffs were still decided by a yearly divisional rotation, not on regular-season records excluding the wild-card teams, who would always play on the road.
This lack of "home-field advantage" was most evident in the playoffs , when the undefeated Miami Dolphins played the AFC Championship Game at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh against the Steelers , who were undefeated at home during the regular season, but had three losses on the road.
Beginning in , tie games were included in the computing of each team's winning percentage. Each tie was then counted as half of a win and half of a loss, rather than being omitted from the computation.
Previously, the NFL disregarded any tie games played when they computed the standings, basing it on winning percentage with any ties thrown out and ignored.
Overtime games were not played during the regular season until In , the league modified its playoff format by instituting a seeding system. The surviving clubs with the higher seeds were made the home teams for each playoff round.
The three division champions in each conference were seeded first through third based on their regular-season records, with the wild-card team in each conference as the fourth seed.
Teams that earned the top seed became known as clinching " home-field advantage " throughout the playoffs, since they played all of their playoff games at their home stadium except for the Super Bowl, played at a neutral site.
However, the league continued to prohibit meetings between teams from the same division in the Divisional Playoffs.
Thus, there would be times when the pairing in that round would pit the first seed versus the third, and the second versus the fourth.
The league expanded the playoffs to 10 teams in , adding a second wild-card team a fifth seed from each conference. The two wild-card teams from each conference the fourth and fifth seeds played each other in the first round, called the "Wild Card Playoffs.
In the divisional round, much like the playoff format, teams from the same division were still prohibited from playing each other, regardless of seeding.
Under the format, teams from the same division could meet only in the wild-card round or the conference championship.
Thus, as before, a divisional champion could only play a divisional foe in the conference championship game. A players' strike shortened the season to nine games.
The league used a special team playoff tournament for that year. The top eight teams from each conference qualified ignoring the divisional races—there were no division standings, and in some cases 2 teams from the same division did not play each other at all that season.
The playoffs reverted to the format in the following year. In , the NFL expanded the playoffs to twelve teams by adding a third wild-card team a sixth seed from each conference.
The restrictions on intra-division playoff games during the Divisional Playoffs were removed. However, only the top two division winners in each conference the 1 and 2 seeds received byes and automatically advanced to the Divisional Playoffs as host teams.
The 3 seed, the division winner with the worst regular season record in each conference, would then host the 6 seed in the Wild Card Playoffs. In , the NFL realigned into eight divisions, four per conference, to accommodate a 32nd team, the Houston Texans.
The playoffs remained a team tournament, with four division winners the 1, 2, 3, and 4 seeds and two wild cards the 5 and 6 seeds from each conference advancing to the playoffs.
Again, only the top two division winners in each conference would automatically advance to the Divisional Playoffs, while everybody else had to play in the Wild Card round.
Furthermore, the league still maintains the names "Wild Card Playoffs", "Divisional Playoffs", and "Conference Championships" for the first, second, and third rounds of the playoffs, respectively.
A proposal to expand the playoffs to 14 teams by adding a third wild card team a seventh seed from each conference, and only giving the 1 seeds the bye in the first round, was tabled by the league owners in Below is a list of professional football champions per season as recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Played indoors on a reduced-size field, it was the precursor to the championship game though the losing team finished in third place in the final standings.
For the 51 seasons from — , the NFL did not officially include tie games in the winning percentage, they were omitted from the calculation. The first four Super Bowls served as inter-league championship games because of these inter-league championship games this created some confusion amongst football fans that there was a special World Championship series in the pre-merger era.
The number in the parentheses is the total number of Super Bowl championships and the bolded number in parentheses is the total number of NFL championships.
In the sortable table below, teams are ordered first by number of appearances, then by number of wins, and finally by year of first appearance.
Because the rules existing at the times of those championships did not give the teams involved any incentive to avoid tie games in order to maintain a "perfect" season, the accuracy of calling these seasons "imperfect" is still disputed.
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New York Giants 1. Providence Steam Roller 1. Green Bay Packers 1. Green Bay Packers 2. Green Bay Packers 3. Chicago Bears 2. Chicago Bears 3.
New York Giants. New York Giants 2. Detroit Lions 1. University of Detroit Stadium. Green Bay Packers 4. Boston Redskins.
Washington Redskins 1. No franchise has yet won three Super Bowls in a row. Several franchises have had eras of sustained success, nearly accomplishing a three-peat :.
The Buffalo Bills have the most consecutive appearances with four all losses from to Including those three, 11 teams have at least two consecutive appearances.
The Dallas Cowboys are the only team with three separate streaks —, —, and — The full listing of teams with consecutive appearances is below in order of first occurrence; winning games are bolded :.
The following teams have faced each other more than once in the Super Bowl: [n 3]. In the sortable table below, teams are ordered first by number of wins, and then the number of appearances, and finally precedence is given to the first team to achieve this record.
Four current teams have never reached the Super Bowl. Although four teams have not appeared in a Super Bowl to date, there are an additional nine teams whose most recent Super Bowl appearance was before Houston joined the NFL in , resulting in a longer drought.
Eight teams have appeared in the Super Bowl without ever winning. In descending order of number of appearances and then years since their last appearance, they are:.
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Miami Dolphins A 1, 0—1. Tulane Stadium 2. New Orleans, Louisiana 2. Miami Dolphins A 2, 1—1. Washington Redskins N 1, 0—1.
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Minnesota Vikings N 4, 0—4. Rose Bowl [sb 5]. Pasadena, California 3 [sb 2]. Dallas Cowboys N 4, 2—2. Denver Broncos A 1, 0—1.
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January 20, Pittsburgh Steelers A 4, 4—0. Los Angeles Rams N 1, 0—1. Rose Bowl 2 [sb 5] [sb 7]. Pasadena, California 4 [sb 2].
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San Francisco 49ers N 1, 1—0. Cincinnati Bengals A 1, 0—1. Pontiac Silverdome. Pontiac, Michigan [sb 8]. January 30, Washington Redskins N 2, 1—1.
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In the first round, dubbed the wild-card playoffs or wild-card weekend , the third-seeded division winner hosts the sixth seed wild card, and the fourth seed hosts the fifth.
The 1 and 2 seeds from each conference then receive a bye in the first round. In the second round, the divisional playoffs , the number 1 seed hosts the worst surviving seed from the first round seed 4, 5, or 6 , while the number 2 seed will play the other team seed 3, 4, or 5.
The two surviving teams from each conference's divisional playoff games then meet in the respective AFC and NFC Conference Championship games, hosted by the higher seed.
Although the Super Bowl , the fourth and final round of the playoffs, is played at a neutral site, the designated home team is based on an annual rotation by conference.
Indianapolis, who had started the year 1—5 and still managed to make the playoffs, buried the Texans with yards and 21 points in the first half.
On the opening drive of the game, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed three passes to T. Hilton for 63 yards before finishing the drive with a 5-yard scoring completion to Eric Ebron.
Then after a punt, Indianapolis drove 75 yards in 9 plays to go up 14—0. The key player on the drive was running back Marlon Mack , who carried the ball 6 times for 39 yards, caught a 6-yard pass and finished the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.
Houston then drove to the Colts' yard line; but while trying to convert a 4th-and-4, Deshaun Watson 's pass was intercepted by Kenny Moore , who returned it from 10 yards to midfield.
Indianapolis then advanced the ball to the Texans' yard line, but they also failed to score when Luck's pass was deflected by J.
Watt and then intercepted by lineman Brandon Dunn on the last play of the first quarter. Houston had to punt after three plays and the Colts went on to drive to a 21—0 lead by moving the ball 65 yards in 7 plays, featuring two key receptions by receiver Dontrelle Inman.
The first was for 21 yards and the second was an yard touchdown catch. Houston responded with their most promising drive of the game, advancing the ball 69 yards to the Colts' 9-yard line.
However, on a 4th-and-1 conversion attempt, Watson threw an incomplete pass with left in the half. Both defenses controlled the third quarter as the first six drives of it ended in punts.
With just over 2 minutes left in the period, the Texans fired up a play, yard drive. Watson rushed for 10 yards, while also completing 9-of passes for 66 yards, the last a 6-yard touchdown pass to Keke Coutee that made the score 21—7 with remaining.
Following a Colts punt, the Texans drove to a 3rd-and on the Indianapolis yard line. Watson's next two passes were incomplete, causing a turnover on downs with remaining.
The Colts then managed to run out the rest of the time, mainly due to plays from Mack, who picked up first downs with runs of 2, 15 and 26 yards.
Luck completed of passes for yards, two touchdowns and an interception, and rushed for 29 yards. Hilton was his top receiver with five receptions for 85 yards.
Mack carried the ball 24 times for a franchise postseason record yards and a touchdown, while also catching two passes for six yards. Prior to this game, the Texans had not allowed a yard rusher all season.
Moore had 6 tackles 5 solo , a sack and an interception. Watson completed of passes for yards, with one touchdown and one interception; he was also Houston's leading rusher with eight carries for 76 yards.
Coutee caught 11 passes for yards and a touchdown. Dallas outgained Seattle in total yards — and limited the Seahawks, the 1 rushing offense during the regular season, to just 73 yards on the ground.
Dallas scored on their opening drive, advancing the ball 54 yards in 10 plays on the way to a yard field goal by Brett Maher. This would be the only score of the first quarter, as the next six drives ended in punts.
In the second quarter, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson 's completions to Ed Dickson and Tyler Lockett for gains of 26 and 40 yards set up Sebastian Janikowski 's yard field goal.
Dallas responded with a drive to the Seattle yard line, but it ended there as Maher missed a yard field goal attempt.
Seattle took over on their own yard line; Wilson's yard pass to Lockett on the ensuing drive set up another Janikowski field goal to give Seattle a 6—3 lead.
A few plays into the Cowboys' next possession, they faced 3rd-and-1 with left in the half. Ezekiel Elliott took a handoff, ran to the right and raced down the sideline for a yard gain to the Seahawks' yard line.
Four plays later, Dak Prescott finished the yard drive with an yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Michael Gallup with 28 seconds left, giving Dallas a 10—6 lead.
Lockett gave Seattle a chance to score by returning the ensuing kickoff 52 yards to the Cowboys' yard line; Seattle could only advance to the yard line from there and ended the half with Janikowski's missed field goal attempt from 60 yards.
Janikowski injured his leg on the kick and had to miss the rest of the game, turning the kicking duties over to rookie punter Michael Dickson.
With left in the third quarter, Seahawks defensive back Neiko Thorpe managed to knock Michael Dickson's yard punt away from the end zone, where it was downed by Seattle on the Cowboys' 2-yard line.
Dallas failed to gain any yards over their next three plays and Chris Jones ' yard punt gave the ball back to Seattle on the Dallas yard line.
Faced with 4th down and 4 after three plays, Seattle decided to go for the first down, a gamble that paid off as Wilson threw a pass to Doug Baldwin , who barely managed to keep his feet in bounds while hauling in the ball at the left sideline for a yard gain.
Then when faced with 3rd-and-5, Wilson managed to pick up the first down himself on a 7-yard run. Finally with just over 2 minutes left in the quarter, Wilson finished the 9-play, yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run; Mike Davis ran for a successful two-point conversion, giving the Seahawks a 14—10 lead.
Michael Dickson drop-kicked the ensuing kickoff, which went to running back Rod Smith at the yard line, where he returned it 15 yards.
Four plays later, Prescott completed a yard pass to Amari Cooper at the Seattle yard line, setting up Elliott's 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Dallas a 17—14 lead with just over 12 minutes left.
After three plays, Tavon Austin returned Michael Dickson's yard punt 51 yards to the Seattle yard line. Dallas was now in prime position to take a late-game two-score lead, but after driving to the yard line, Prescott threw a pass to Noah Brown that bounced off his shoulder and was intercepted in the end zone by K.
Wright as he fell to the ground. Still, Dallas' defense rose to the occasion and forced a punt, which Cole Beasley returned 7 yards to the Dallas yard line.
The Cowboys went on to drive 54 yards in 11 plays, aided by three Seattle penalties, including two pass interference calls on third down plays.
Elliott also made a big impact with a yard run, while Prescott converted a 3rd-and with a yard run before taking the ball into the end zone himself on a 1-yard score.
This gave Dallas a 24—14 lead with left. On the second play after the kickoff, Wilson's yard completion to Lockett gave Seattle a first down on the Dallas yard line.
Wilson followed this up with two completions to backup running back J. McKissic , the first for 6 yards and the second a 7-yard touchdown pass.
Chris Carson then scored on a two-point conversion run, cutting the score to 24—22 with left. However, Michael Dickson's ensuing drop kick went right into the hands of Beasley, enabling Dallas to run out the rest of the game and secure their first playoff win since the playoffs.
Prescott finished the game of for yards and a touchdown, with one interception. He also rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown.
His top receiver was Cooper, who caught seven passes for yards. Elliott had 26 carries for yards and a touchdown, while also catching four passes for 32 yards.
For Seattle, Wilson completed of passes for yards and a touchdown, while also running for 14 yards and a score.
Lockett caught four passes for yards, returned a kickoff for 52 yards and gained 22 yards on three punt returns.
Michael Dickson averaged The Chargers recorded six sacks, jumped out to a 23—3 lead and halted a late Ravens rally, forcing Lamar Jackson to fumble on the final drive to earn a trip to New England.
On the Ravens' second possession of the game, Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram forced a fumble from Kenneth Dixon that was recovered by safety Adrian Phillips , giving Los Angeles the ball on the Baltimore yard line.
Three plays later, Michael Badgley kicked a yard field goal to give Los Angeles a 3—0 lead. Then the Chargers' defense forced a punt, which Desmond King returned 42 yards to the Ravens' yard line, setting up a yard Badgley field goal that increased their lead to 6—0.
Early in the second quarter, Phillips intercepted a pass from Jackson to give the Chargers a first down on the Ravens' yard line.
From there, they drove 27 yards to go up 9—0 on Badgley's third field goal. Following another Ravens punt, Los Angeles drove 53 yards in 12 plays to score on Badgley's fourth field goal on the last play of the half, giving them a 12—0 lead.
King returned the second half kickoff 72 yards to the Ravens' yard line, but this time the Chargers failed to score when Badgley's field goal attempt was blocked by Za'Darius Smith.
After a Ravens punt, linebacker Patrick Onwuasor forced a fumble from Chargers tight end Virgil Green that was recovered by linebacker C.
Mosley on the Los Angeles yard line. This set up Justin Tucker 's yard field goal, cutting the score to 12—3 with left in the third quarter.
At the end of Los Angeles' next possession, the Ravens got another scoring opportunity when Javorius Allen blocked Donnie Jones 's punt, resulting in Baltimore taking over on the Chargers' yard line; they only managed to gain 4 yards with their next three plays and Tucker's yard field goal attempt was wide right.
Los Angeles then drove 60 yards in 10 plays, featuring a yard completion from Philip Rivers to Mike Williams on the Ravens' yard line.
On the next play, Melvin Gordon ran the ball 14 yards to the 1-yard line. The Ravens managed to keep Los Angeles out of the end zone for the next three plays, but Gordon scored with a 4th down 1-yard touchdown run on the first play of the 4th quarter; Rivers completed a pass to Williams for a two-point conversion, giving the Chargers a 20—3 lead.
A sack by Ingram on the Ravens' ensuing drive forced them to punt from their yard line and Sam Koch 's yard kick gave the Chargers good field position on the Ravens' yard line.
Los Angeles then drove 16 yards, including a 9-yard scramble by Rivers on 3rd-and-8, to score on Badgley's 5th field goal, from 47 yards, that gave them a 23—3 lead.
Taking the ball back with left, Baltimore drove 75 yards in eight plays, including Jackson's yard completion to Willie Snead on 4th-and On the next play, Jackson threw a yard touchdown pass to receiver Michael Crabtree , making the score 23— The Chargers recovered Baltimore's ensuing onside kick attempt, but still had to punt after three plays.
Baltimore went on to drive 85 yards in 12 plays, the longest a yard completion from Jackson to Dixon. On the last play, Jackson threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Crabtree, narrowing their gap to 23—17 with left.
Baltimore then forced a punt with 45 seconds to go, giving them one last chance to drive for a winning touchdown, but Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu forced a fumble while sacking Jackson and Ingram recovered it to give Los Angeles the victory.
Rivers completed of passes for yards and rushed for 15 yards. Ingram finished the game with seven tackles two for a loss of yards , two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Phillips had five tackles three solo , an interception and a fumble recovery. King returned a kickoff for 72 yards and had four punt returns for 46 yards.
Jackson completed of passes for yards, with two touchdowns and an interception; he was also Baltimore's leading rusher with 9 carries for 54 yards.
Onwausor had seven tackles six solo , a sack and a forced fumble. Nick Foles threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Golden Tate with 56 seconds remaining and then defensive tackle Treyvon Hester blocked a yard Cody Parkey game-winning field goal attempt with five seconds remaining to seal it for the Eagles.
Both offenses had a slow start of the game. The next three drives ended in a punt, two of which were three-and-outs. Foles was picked off by Roquan Smith at the beginning of the second quarter when the Eagles were 10 yards into Chicago territory.
Smith returned it into the end zone for what would have been a Bears touchdown, but he was ruled down by contact at Chicago's yard line.
The interception started a yard drive in which Mitchell Trubisky completed 3 passes for 28 yards and rushed for 6. The possession ended in a Cody Parkey yard field goal to tie the game at 3—3.
Philadelphia went deep into the Bears' territory in their next possession, but a Foles pass intended for Nelson Agholor was intercepted by Adrian Amos inside the end zone.
After another three-and-out by each team, Chicago set up the final drive of the quarter, starting from their own yard line.
The Eagles scored the first touchdown of the game in the third quarter to regain the lead. At the start of the drive, a late hit by Amos on Zach Ertz caused an unnecessary roughness penalty called against the Bears, on what would have been a three-and-out.
Another penalty against the Chicago defense for pass interference on Prince Amukamara resulted in a yard gain that gave the Eagles 1st-and-goal.
Foles capitalized with a yard touchdown pass to the rookie tight end Dallas Goedert , giving the Eagles a 10—6 lead. The Bears' offense responded with a yard drive, including a yard completion from Trubisky to Allen Robinson , that ended in another field goal by Parkey from 34 yards at the beginning of the fourth quarter to cut the Eagles' lead to one at 10—9.
The next Bears drive saw some Trubisky crucial throws, including a yard pass to Taylor Gabriel on 3rd-and and a yard pass to Josh Bellamy.
A yard pass to Robinson for the touchdown culminated the possession and put Chicago ahead of Philadelphia once again, although their two-point attempt was unsuccessful, making he score 15— The Eagles, trailing by five, started what would be the winning drive on their own yard line after a bad punt by the Bears.
The Bears were able to stop three downs starting at their 2-yard line, but Philadelphia finally scored on 4th down with Foles' 2-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate to take a one-point lead with less than one minute remaining.
The Eagles went for the two-point conversion, but a rush by Wendell Smallwood was ruled to be short of the end zone. The play was reviewed, but video evidence was not clear enough to overturn the ruling on the field.
Chicago started their final drive of the game with left. Tarik Cohen returned the kickoff 35 yards to the Bears' yard line and a yard pass from Trubisky to Robinson settled the home team into field goal position.
The Eagles called a timeout before the snap to negate the first field goal try. After that, Parkey's yard kick was tipped by the Eagles' defensive tackle Treyvon Hester, hit the left goal post and bounced off the crossbar to send Philadelphia to the divisional round.
Parkey later reacted, "I feel terrible. There's really no answer to it. I thought I hit a good ball. Chicago quarterback Trubisky completed 26 passes out of 43 attempts for a total yards and a touchdown, while Philadelphia's Foles completed 25 passes out of 40 for yards and two scores.
Meanwhile, the Eagles offense totaled 42 yards from 23 carries and the Bears totaled 65 yards from 18 carries, ending up as the last and second-to-last team in rushing yards at the wild card weekend, respectively.
Robinson was the top receiver of the game, with 10 receptions, yards and a score. The final drive of the first half included a controversial play.
With left, Trubisky threw a pass down the field to Miller, who apparently caught the ball, but was then broken up by Eagles cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc.
The play was ruled an incomplete pass by the referees, but upon reviewing it, it looked like it was indeed a complete pass, then fumbled as Miller became a runner.
However, that hypothetical fumble was not recovered by anyone and the ruling on the field was upheld. While that was misunderstood by most viewers, the NFL rule book states that in this situation, "if there is no video evidence of a clear recovery […] the ruling of incomplete stands.
Kansas City dominated the game the whole way through, racking up yards and 29 first downs, while holding the Colts to yards, 15 first downs and 0-for-9 on third down conversions.
Kansas City would go to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since and the second time in franchise history. In the first quarter alone, the Chiefs gained yards and nine first downs, while holding Indianapolis to 12 yards and no first downs.
Following a Colts punt on the opening drive, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the team 75 yards in five plays, including his yard completion to Sammy Watkins , to score on Damien Williams ' yard touchdown run.
Indianapolis was quickly forced to punt again and the Chiefs stormed back for another touchdown.
This time, they drove 65 yards in eight plays to take a 14—0 lead with receiver Tyreek Hill 's yard touchdown run on an end around play.
The Colts went three-and-out for the third time in row and Kansas City took off for another scoring drive as the first quarter ended. Mahomes completed 5-of passes for 47 yards as the team advanced 48 yards in 15 plays to go up 17—0 on Harrison Butker 's yard field goal.
With six minutes left in the second quarter, Indianapolis finally managed to strike back when Colts linebacker Najee Goode blocked Dustin Colquitt 's punt and Zach Pascal recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown to make the score 17—7.
But the Colts' defense still could not stop the Chiefs as Mahomes completed a yard pass to tight end Travis Kelce on the first play of their ensuing drive.
One play later, Mahomes hooked up with Hill for a yard completion on the Colts' yard line. Kansas City was on the move and did not stop until Mahomes finished the possession with a 4-yard touchdown run, increasing their lead to 24—7.
Indianapolis got the ball back with left in the half. On their first play, Andrew Luck completed a yard pass to Eric Ebron , giving the Colts their first first down of the game.
He then followed it up with a yard pass to Dontrelle Inman. The drive continued until the Colts reached the Chiefs' 5-yard line, but with only three seconds left in the half, year old kicker Adam Vinatieri hit the left upright on his yard field goal attempt—his shortest missed field goal in 23 NFL seasons.
Kansas City started the second half with a drive to the Colts' yard line, but this time failed to score as Mahomes was sacked by Denico Autry for a 5-yard loss while trying to convert on 4th-and Following some punts, Indianapolis got a big scoring opportunity when Darius Leonard forced and recovered a fumble from Watkins on the Chiefs' yard line.
But on the Colts' ensuing drive, Chiefs lineman Dee Ford forced a fumble while sacking Luck and linebacker Justin Houston recovered it with 50 seconds left in the third quarter.
There would no more scoring until remained in the game, when Luck finished an yard drive with a yard touchdown pass to T.
Hilton , cutting the score to 24—13 after Vinatieri missed the extra point, the first time he had missed such an attempt in the postseason.
But any chance of a Colts comeback was ended on the Chiefs' following drive, starting with Tremon Smith 's yard kickoff return to the Chiefs' yard line.
From there, Damien Williams rushed seven times for 50 yards as the team drove 56 yards in nine plays to score on Darrel Williams ' 6-yard rushing touchdown, making the score 31—13 and putting the game out of reach.
Mahomes finished his first playoff game for for yards while also rushing for 8 yards and a touchdown. Kelce was his leading receiver with seven receptions for yards, while Hill caught eight passes for 72 yards, rushed for 36 yards and a touchdown, and gained 6 yards returning punts.
Damien Williams, who had been thrust into the starting lineup late in the season to replace the departed Kareem Hunt and the injured Spencer Ware , finished his first playoff game with 25 carries for yards and a touchdown, along with five receptions for 25 yards.
Houston had two tackles for a loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery. Luck completed of passes for yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 17 yards.
Leonard had 14 tackles 10 solo , a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Los Angeles gained yards, including yards on the ground, with running backs C.
Anderson and Todd Gurley both rushing for yards each as they earned their first playoff win since the season and went to their first NFC Championship since On the other side of the ball, their defense limited Ezekiel Elliott , the league's leading rusher during the season, to just 47 yards on 20 carries.
The Rams advanced 57 yards in 11 plays on their opening drive, the longest a yard completion from Jared Goff to tight end Tyler Higbee , to score on Greg Zuerlein 's yard field goal and take a 3—0 lead.
Dallas responded by advancing the ball 71 yards in 7 plays, featuring a yard run by Elliott. On the next play, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw a yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper , giving the team a 7—3 lead.
Los Angeles then drove 70 yards in 16 plays, but ended up having to settle for another Zuerlein field goal that made the score 7—6 with 31 seconds left in the first quarter.
The next time the Rams got the ball, Goff completed three of four pass attempts for 47 yards, while Anderson finished the drive with a pair of carries, the first for 14 yards and the second a 1-yard touchdown run that put the team up 13—7.
Then JoJo Natson returned Dallas' next punt 12 yards to the Rams' yard line, where the team went on to drive 64 yards in six plays, scoring with Gurley's yard touchdown run that upped their lead to 20—7.
The Cowboys were soon forced to punt again, giving Los Angeles one last chance to score before halftime.
They managed to advance to the Dallas yard line, but as time in the half expired, Zuerlein missed a yard field goal attempt. Dallas' offensive futility continued in the second half as they had to punt for the fourth consecutive drive and the Rams drove back for more points.
A yard completion from Goff to Brandin Cooks and an yard run from Gurley set up Zuerlein's third field goal, from 44 yards, that put the Rams up 23—7.
But this time, the Cowboys' offense finally managed to get a drive going, advancing 75 yards in nine plays. Receiver Michael Gallup caught passes for gains of 27 and 44 yards, while Elliott converted a 4th-and-1 with a 5-yard carry, and later finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run.
Then Prescott completed a pass to Cooper for a two-point conversion, cutting their deficit to 23—15 with left in the third quarter.
After forcing the Rams to punt, Dallas drove to the Los Angeles yard line. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Elliott attempted to again convert a 4th-and-1, but this time he was stopped by Rams defenders John Johnson and Lamarcus Joyner for no gain.
The Rams then went on to drive 65 yards in 12 plays, successfully converting their own 4th-and-1 with a 1-yard touchdown run by Anderson to put themselves in front 30—15 with just over seven minutes left in the game.
Prescott started off the Cowboys' next drive with a yard completion to Gallup on the Rams' yard line and later converted a 4th-and-1 with a 2-yard run.
Eventually the team found themselves facing 4th-and-3 on the Rams' yard line. Prescott's pass on the next play was incomplete, but defensive back Aqib Talib was penalized for committing pass interference in the end zone, giving them first and goal on the 1-yard line, where Prescott eventually ran the ball into the end zone, making the score 30—22 with left.
After the ensuing touchback, Dallas forced the Rams into a 3rd-and-7, but Goff ran 9 yards for a first down, enabling Los Angeles to run out the clock and win the game.
Goff completed of passes for yards and rushed for 12 yards. Anderson, playing for his third team in the season, had 23 carries for yards and two touchdowns, and Gurley rushed for yards and a touchdown, while also catching two passes for 3 yards.
For the Cowboys, Prescott completed of passes for yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 3 yards and another touchdown.
Gallup was the top receiver of the game with six receptions for yards. New England piled up yards in the first half and scored touchdowns on five of their first six possessions to defeat the Chargers, which sent the Patriots to the AFC championship game for the eighth consecutive season.
The Patriots started the game by driving 83 yards in 14 plays, scoring on Sony Michel 's 1-yard touchdown run.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers quickly led his team right back, completing an yard pass to Mike Williams on 3rd-and before tying the game on a yard touchdown completion to Keenan Allen.
New England then drove 67 yards in 7 plays, the longest a yard completion from Tom Brady to receiver Julian Edelman.
On the next play, Michel ran 14 yards to the end zone to give the Patriots a 14—7 lead with less than a minute left in the first quarter.
Los Angeles had to punt after three plays and Edelman returned it 6 yards to the Patriots' yard line. Then he caught passes for gains of 11 and 17 yards as New England drove 58 yards to take a 21—7 lead on Brady's yard touchdown pass to receiver Phillip Dorsett.
Following another Chargers punt, Brady completed a yard pass to running back James White on New England's first play.
A few plays later, Michel took off for a yard run to the Chargers' 9-yard line, where Rex Burkhead took the ball to the end zone over the next two plays, the second a 6-yard touchdown run to put the Patriots up 28—7.
The next time New England got the ball, they were forced into a three-and-out, but Chargers returner Desmond King muffed their punt and Albert McClellan recovered it for the Patriots on the Chargers' yard line.
Brady then started the ensuing possession with a yard completion to Edelman, while Michel finished it with his third touchdown run, a 5-yard carry, that put the team up 35—7 with left in the half.
They nearly scored again after forcing an Los Angeles punt, but Dorsett was tackled on the Chargers' yard line as time expired.
In the first half alone, Brady completed of passes for yards and a touchdown, Michel had 16 carries for yards and three touchdowns, White caught 10 passes for 71 yards, and Edelman caught 7 passes for yards while also returning 3 punts for 31 yards.
Los Angeles had to punt on their opening drive of the second half and Brady's yard completion to tight end Rob Gronkowski set up a yard Stephen Gostkowski field goal, increasing New England's lead to 38—7.
This time the Chargers were able to respond, as Williams caught 3 passes for 40 yards as the team drove 72 yards in 10 plays to score on Melvin Gordon 's 1-yard touchdown run, cutting the score to 38— But Los Angeles' defense still could not contain New England, as Brady's completions to Edelman and White for gains of 35 and 23 yards lead to another Gostkowski field goal, giving the Patriots a 41—14 lead with left.
Following a few punts, Rivers completed passes to Tyrell Williams and Allen for gains of 29 and 32 yards as the team drove to score on his 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Virgil Green.
Then he completed a pass to Allen for a two-point conversion, making the score 41—22 with left. After failing to recover an onside kick, the Chargers forced a punt, but Patriots defensive back Stephon Gilmore ended their following drive with an interception.
By the time Los Angeles got the ball back, only three minutes remained, which they used to drive 80 yards in 12 plays to score on Rivers' 8-yard pass to tight end Antonio Gates , making the final score 41—28 following a failed two-point conversion attempt.
Brady completed of passes for yards and a touchdown. Edelman caught 9 passes for yards and returned 5 punts for 37 yards, moving to second place all-time in playoff receptions, behind only Jerry Rice.
White tied an all-time playoff record with 15 receptions for 97 yards. Michel ran 24 times for yards and three touchdowns, and caught a pass for 9 yards.
Rivers finished the day of for yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Tyrell Williams was his top receiver with 5 receptions for 94 yards.
With this win, Tom Brady improved his record against Rivers to 8—0 counting regular season and playoff games. New Orleans had defeated the Eagles 48—7 during the regular season, and while the score of this game would be much closer, the result did not change.
Though Philadelphia scored touchdowns on their first two drives, the Saints' defense managed to shut them out for the rest of the game, clinching the win with an interception by Marshon Lattimore in the closing minutes on the Eagles' final possession.
Philadelphia got off to a strong start as cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc intercepted Saints quarterback Drew Brees ' pass on the game's first play, giving the Eagles a first down on the New Orleans yard line.
The Eagles then drove 76 yards in seven plays to score on Nick Foles ' yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews.
The Saints soon had to punt, and Philadelphia drove back for more points. Their next drive covered 75 yards in 10 plays, the longest a yard reception by Alshon Jeffery.
Foles finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run on a QB sneak, giving his team a 14—0 lead before the Saints had managed to gain a single yard on offense.
New Orleans' third drive fared no better as they had to punt after Brees was sacked twice, the second time losing a fumble that was recovered by offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk.
But in what turned out to be a crucial momentum-shifting play, Lattimore made a leaping interception of a Foles pass on the Saints' yard line with left in the half.
New Orleans then drove to a 4th-and-1 on their own yard line and sent their punt unit onto the field. Playing from the blocking back position in the formation, backup quarterback Taysom Hill took a direct snap and ran four yards for a first down, extending the drive.
On the next play, Brees completed a yard pass to Michael Thomas on the Eagles' yard line. Eventually, the Saints faced 4th-and-goal from the 2-yard line and managed to convert again, this time with Brees' 2-yard touchdown pass to receiver Keith Kirkwood to finish off the play, yard drive with left in the half.
After the next three drives resulted in punts, New Orleans got the ball on their own 6-yard line with remaining in the half.
Brees subsequently completed four successive passes for 71 yards as the team drove to a yard field goal by Wil Lutz , making the score 14—10 at halftime.
After forcing the Eagles to punt on the opening second-half possession, New Orleans went on the longest drive of the postseason to that point, covering 92 yards in 18 plays and taking off the clock, which included overcoming a yard touchdown completion called back by a holding penalty.
Brees made two clutch first down completions on the drive, throwing a yard pass to Thomas on 2nd-and from the Saints' yard line, and later hitting Thomas again for 20 yards to convert a 3rd-and After this, Alvin Kamara 's yard run moved the ball to the Eagles' 2-yard line, and Brees completed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Thomas on the next play, giving the Saints their first lead of the game at 17—14 with left in the third quarter.
Following another Eagles punt, the Saints drove 41 yards in 10 plays, featuring a yard completion from Brees to Thomas on 3rd-and With remaining, they had a chance to put the game away, but Lutz missed a yard field goal attempt wide to the right, giving the ball to Philadelphia on their yard line.
After driving to the Saints' yard line, Foles threw a pass that went through the hands of Jeffery and was intercepted by Lattimore with remaining, enabling New Orleans to run out the clock.
Brees finished the game for for yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Thomas caught 12 passes for a franchise postseason record yards and a touchdown.
Kamara rushed for 71 yards, caught four passes for 35 yards, and returned two kickoffs for 45 yards.
Lattimore had eight tackles four solo and two interceptions. Foles completed of passes for yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions.
His rushing touchdown made him the third player in the Super Bowl era to have a rushing, receiving and passing touchdown in the postseason.
For the first time in the Super Bowl era, both conference championship games went into overtime. Though the Rams outgained the Saints in total yards to , they never held the lead at any point in regulation.
But after Greg Zuerlein made a yard field goal with 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime, John Johnson 's clutch interception set Zuerlein up for a yard field goal the second longest in postseason history to win the game.
New Orleans took the opening kickoff and drove 56 yards in 11 plays, the longest a yard completion from Drew Brees to running back Alvin Kamara.
Wil Lutz finished the drive with a yard field goal to give the Saints a 3—0 lead. Then Saints linebacker Demario Davis intercepted a pass that bounced out of the hands of running back Todd Gurley , giving his team a first down on the Rams' yard line.
Three plays later, Lutz kicked a yard field goal to put New Orleans up 6—0. Los Angeles was quickly forced to punt, and the Saints soon drove for more points.
Brees started his next drive with a yard completion to tight end Josh Hill , and later converted a 3rd-and-3 with a yard pass to Michael Thomas.
Brees eventually finished the drive with a 5-yard touchdown toss to tight end Garrett Griffin , who had been promoted from the practice squad just two weeks earlier after missing the entire regular season.
This gave New Orleans a 13—0 lead with left in the first quarter. The Rams took the ball back and soon faced 4th-and-5, but managed to keep the drive going with a fake punt in which punter Johnny Hekker threw the ball to Sam Shields for 12 yards, giving the Rams a first down for the first time in the game with 14 minutes left in the second quarter.
The possession ended up going on for 14 plays and 62 yards before Zuerlein finished it with a yard field goal to make the score 13—3.
After the next three possessions of the game ended in punts, Los Angeles got the ball with left in the half. Quarterback Jared Goff started the drive with a pair of completions to Josh Reynolds for 22 total yards.
Following two incompletions, he converted a 3rd-and with a yard pass to Brandin Cooks. On the next play, Goff completed a yard pass to Cooks on the Saints' 6-yard line.
Gurley then ran the ball in for a touchdown, cutting the Rams' deficit to 13—10 at halftime. After forcing the Rams to punt on the opening possession of the second half, New Orleans drove 71 yards in 12 plays, mainly on the strength of running backs Mark Ingram Jr.
Ingram rushed three times for 25 yards on the drive, while Kamara had a 6-yard carry while also catching four passes for 34 yards.
Brees ended the drive with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Taysom Hill , increasing the Saints' lead to 20— Los Angeles responded by moving the ball 70 yards in 10 plays, including a yard reception by Cooks and a yard run by Reynolds on an end around play.
With 3 minutes left in the third quarter, Goff converted a 3rd-and-goal with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Higbee , cutting the Rams' deficit to 20— The next three drives of the game resulted in punts, the last one a yard kick by Thomas Morstead that pinned the Rams back on their 9-yard line.
Goff then completed passes to Gerald Everett and Reynolds for gains of 39 and 33 yards as the team drove 90 yards in nine plays.
Zuerlein kicked a field goal to tie the score 20—20 with just over five minutes left in regulation. Kamara returned the following kickoff 30 yards to the Rams' yard line.
Four plays later, Brees completed a yard pass to Ted Ginn Jr. Two plays later, with the Saints facing 3rd-and, Brees threw a pass to receiver Tommylee Lewis , who was covered by Nickell Robey-Coleman.
A hit by Robey-Coleman knocked Lewis to the ground and the pass fell incomplete. Replays showed that Robey-Coleman made contact with Lewis long before the ball arrived.
However, no flag was thrown and the Saints had to settle for Lutz's third field goal, from 31 yards, which gave them a 23—20 lead with remaining.
On the Rams' ensuing drive, Goff completed a yard pass to Reynolds and then threw a yard pass to Robert Woods to convert a 3rd-and-3 and give Los Angeles the ball on the Saints' yard line.
Three plays later, Zuerlein's yard field goal tied the score with 8 seconds left on the clock and sent the game into overtime. New Orleans got the ball at the start of overtime and drove to their yard line.
On the next play, Ingram was tackled by Aaron Donald for a 6-yard loss. Goff started Los Angeles' ensuing drive with a yard pass to Higbee. Then after Anderson was dropped for a 3-yard loss, Goff's 6-yard pass to Higbee moved the ball to the Saints' yard line.
Goff's next pass was incomplete, and Zuerlein was brought out to kick a yard field goal, which he did to give the Rams a 26—23 win.
After the game, Saints coach Sean Payton protested bitterly about the non-call after Robey-Coleman's hit on Lewis on the final play of the Saints' fourth-quarter field goal drive.
And then to get a phone call He added: "We spoke initially, then I called to follow up. And the first thing [head of officials Alberto Riveron] said when I got on the phone—'We messed it up.
Two Saints season ticket holders filed a lawsuit against the NFL over the incident, attempting to force the league to use its unfair act provisions and replay the game from the point of the missed call.
The league, which has never used these provisions, opposed the action on the grounds that it could force the Super Bowl to be postponed.
Goff completed of passes for yards, a touchdown and an interception, while also rushing for 10 yards. Cooks caught seven passes for yards, while Reynolds caught four passes for 74 yards and rushed for 16 yards.
Rams linebacker Cory Littleton had 12 tackles 11 solo. Brees completed of passes for yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Kamara rushed for 15 yards, caught 11 passes for 96 yards, and had four kickoff returns for yards. The previous postseason meeting of these two teams was in the —01 wild card playoffs when the Saints eliminated the Rams 31—28; at the time Rams were based in St.
Louis and were the defending Super Bowl champions. New England outgained the Chiefs in total yards —, and managed to prevent their defense, which led the league in sacks during the season, from getting any sacks in this game.
The Patriots dominated the first half, holding Kansas City scoreless and limiting them to just 32 total yards. On the game's opening drive, New England running back Sony Michel rushed 6 times for 32 yards as the team drove 80 yards in 15 plays to score on his 1-yard touchdown run.
After forcing a punt, the Patriots drove to a 1st-and-goal from the Chiefs' 5-yard line, but this time they failed to score.
On 3rd down, linebacker Reggie Ragland intercepted Tom Brady 's pass in the end zone for a touchback with left in the half. After a few punts, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed a yard pass to Tyreek Hill on the Patriots' yard line.
On 3rd-and-9, Mahomes was sacked by Trey Flowers for a yard loss, pushing Kansas City back to the yard line, where they decided to punt rather than risk a long field goal attempt.
Dustin Colquitt 's yard punt pinned New England back on their own yard line; they still managed to drive to a 14—0 lead, with Brady completing a yard pass to running back James White before hooking up with Phillip Dorsett for a yard scoring play with 27 seconds left in the half.
The Chiefs managed to rally back on the opening drive of the second half. When faced with 3rd-and-2 after two plays, Mahomes burned the Patriots' defense with a yard completion to Sammy Watkins , and followed it up with a yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce , making the score 14—7.
Later in the quarter, New England receiver Julian Edelman returned a punt 13 yards to the Chiefs' yard line, setting up Stephen Gostkowski 's yard field goal that increased the Patriots' lead to 17—7.
Kansas City responded by driving 75 yards in 9 plays, featuring Mahomes' yard completion to running back Damien Williams.
The league did not hold a championship in , but Akron, which was the only undefeated team that year, was declared the champion.
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Another famous football legend came into play during this period: George Halas took over the Decatur Staleys as player-coach and moved the team to Cubs Park in Chicago, and the Staleys became the second league champs in with a record.
The team changed its name to the Chicago Bears that same year. The Green Bay Packers established their first era of dominance, having won the championship in , and would continue to win two more during the early part of the decade.
Halas, who had stepped back for a bit, returned to coaching the Bears during the decade for a memorable year run. The Bears continued to dominate the decade, winning 50 percent of the championship games during the period.
This was the decade of the Cleveland Browns, which won three championships during the period, though the Baltimore Colts came on strong at the end of year-span, winning two consecutive championships in and The teams began playing a championship game, dubbed the " Super Bowl " in Vince Lombardi's mighty Green Bay Packers dominated the first two championship matchups, winning in and But, the season saw the rise of brash, young Jets quarterback, Joe Namath—nicknamed "Broadway Joe" for his good looks and commercial appeal—who accurately predicted a stunning win over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.